The gesture will help thousands of key workers.
As Coronavirus cases in the UK continue to ramp up daily, local businesses have been dedicating their resources to helping those in need – particularly our national supermarkets, who are coming up with new ways to help both the public and our NHS get supplies and stay safe on a daily basis.
Continuing to metaphorically clap for our carers, Lidl has now announced that they will be donating thousands of fresh fruit and veg boxes to NHS workers across the entire country, a generous effort to help frontline workers get fresh produce while busy tackling the virus.
In partnership with The Royal Voluntary Service, the donation will be packed up with fresh produce before being distributed directly to hospitals around the UK – making it much easier for NHS workers to get essential items as they work tirelessly to help COVID-19 patients.
Speaking of the kind initiative, Christian Härtnagel, CEO at Lidl GB, said: “We are so grateful to the NHS and all of its staff for their hard work every day to help keep the nation safe. This is our small gesture to say thank you, and help provide NHS staff, who may not be able to get into store regularly for basic groceries, with fresh fruit and vegetables.
Continuing: “We hope that through working with the Royal Voluntary service to donate these boxes to hospitals, we can help make a difference to their daily life.”
The kind act joins fellow supermarket Morrisons, who recently announced they’d be giving all employees a huge £1,000 bonus to thank them for their hard work, as well as launching a food box initiative especially for NHS workers, which has now rolled out in Leeds. Aldi is also among those rewarding their employees, kindly gifting staff with a 10% bonus, while the likes of Sainsbury’s and Tesco have introduced special shopping hours for NHS workers to shop before the general public.